The Lightning Rod

By Brad Meltzer

The Lightning Rod - Brad Meltzer
  • Release Date: 2022-03-08
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
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From 557 Ratings

Description

New York Times Bestseller

“Nola is the most accomplished kicker of ass since The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” —A. J. Finn

Zig and Nola are back—in the hugely entertaining, highly anticipated follow-up to Brad Meltzer’s #1 New York Times bestselling thriller The Escape Artist.

What’s the one secret no one knows about you?

Archie Mint has a secret. He’s led a charmed life—he’s got a beautiful wife, two impressive kids, and a successful military career. But when he’s killed while trying to stop a robbery in his own home, his family is shattered—and then shocked when the other shoe drops. Mint’s been hiding criminal secrets none of them could have imagined.

While working on Mint’s body before his funeral, mortician “Zig” Zigarowski discovers something he was never meant to see. That telling detail leads him to Mint’s former top secret military unit and his connection to artist Nola Brown. Two years ago, Nola saved Zig’s life—so he knows better than most that she’s as volatile and dangerous as a bolt of lightning.

Following Nola’s trail, he uncovers one of the U.S. government’s most intensely guarded secrets—an undisclosed military facility that dates back to the Cold War and holds the key to something far more sinister: a hidden group willing to compromise the very safety and security of America itself.

Trouble always finds her…

She’s the lightning rod.

Reviews

  • Excellent story

    5
    By tough to finish
    Complex story with several strings to follow. Lots of intrigue and red herrings. Great ending that’s tough to see coming. Look forward to another in this series.
  • The Lightning Rod

    5
    By Garoleen
    My second book by Brad Meltzer, quirky and interesting characters, entertaining for sure, heart pounding at times, and a surprise around every corner. I will read the rest of his books.
  • Great book

    4
    By Armbars
    Not really a thriller, but definitely a page turner. The imagery in the words chosen painted a detailed picture in my head as I read.
  • Lightning Rod

    5
    By WorldTraveler72
    Fast paced, violent, tender, informative… excellent bread! WorldTraveler72